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ari
Quartz | Level 8 ari
Quartz | Level 8

Hi,

 

I am sorting a dataset with id's

Have:

BR01-999-1001-002
BR01-999-1045-004

 

when i sort them, in the output the ids look like,

BR01-999-1001002
BR01-999-1045004

 

Any way the sort the data while keeping Ids as such in the input dataset??

 

Thanks,

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ari
Quartz | Level 8 ari
Quartz | Level 8

this was an issue due to source dataset. thanks for the help though

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Shmuel
Garnet | Level 18

Check the format and the format length (how many digits) has the ID variable.

Kurt_Bremser
Super User

Post your code.

 

data have;
input key $17.;
cards;
BR01-999-1001-002
BR01-999-1045-004
;
run;

proc print noobs;
run;

proc sort
  data=have
  out=want
;
by key;
run;

proc print noobs;
run;

gives this result

        key

 BR01-999-1001-002
 BR01-999-1045-004
                   

        key

 BR01-999-1001-002
 BR01-999-1045-004
ari
Quartz | Level 8 ari
Quartz | Level 8

this was an issue due to source dataset. thanks for the help though

Reeza
Super User

@ari please mark the question solved. 

RahulG
Barite | Level 11

Check data in the input data set. It might have read incorrectly while reading from source 

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